clean-up is nearly complete at the Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery, with much of the graffiti that once covered the landmark building scrubbed from its granite facade. Who knew the building was that white?
Developer Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty is currently transforming the historic, landmarked building into high end offices. Rosen had previously said he would only remove the graffiti upon the request of the ground floor tenant.
It's been a little more than a year since Aby Rosen bought the 19th-century graffiti-covered mansion, and its transformation to an office building is underway—and Curbed has exclusive photos inside the Bowery landmark.
The overhaul of the historic Germania Bank Building, a.k.a. 190 Bowery, is well underway, and this week two big changes were revealed: new stained-glass windows appeared, and some of its beloved graffiti was power-washed away.